Looks like we may finally see Action stage tomorrow on the Withlacoochee River above Valdosta @ Skipper Bridge Road. This is upstream from Valdosta’s Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant, so it’s a good thing that didn’t spill during Irma. The Alapaha River at Statenville peaked Tuesday and probably would be a fine ride (what shoals?) today. The New and The Santa Fe Rivers are still flooding, and that’s still raising the Suwannee River all the way to the Gulf, and there’s minor flooding all the way up at Fargo, so another surge of high levels may follow on the Suwannee. The I-75 Santa Fe River bridge never did close.
Update 2017-09-15: On the seventh day.
Hurricane Irma flooded the Suwannee River at White Springs, the Santa Fe River especially at Fort White, with a new record for the New River new Lake Butler. It did not flood the Withlacoochee or Alapaha Rivers.
FDOT says the I-75 bridge over the Santa Fe River Continue reading
These aerial photographs by Beth Gammie cover the route of the Saturady 20 May 2017 WWALS Outing down the Suwannee River from Woods Ferry Tract Launch to Suwannee Springs. She took them for WWALS 23 November 2016, on a Southwings flight piloted by Roy Zimmer. They’re all looking from Hamilton County south (or west) across the Suwannee River into Suwannee County.
I have pulled out a few detail shots, of Woods Ferry Tract Launch and of Suwannee Springs.Continue reading
Good questions by Janet Barrow. Who has answers?
March 13, 2017 at 4:55 pm
Look at the first photo — “Sabal Trail north from I-75 to the Withlacoochee (south) River.” This shows the hydrostatic discharge point for Spread 5 (at least the site they reported that they will use) and the withdrawal point for Spread 6. Coordinates are: 28°52’47.99″N, 82°5’39.69″W
Thanks to Mark Skogman’s long lens on the Southwings flight for WWALS, we can zoom in on that spot.
Janet BarrowContinue reading
March 13, 2017 at 5:07 pm
Update again 2017-03-13:
- Gum Springs 3,000 feet from Sabal Trail and lower flow @ WWALS 2017-02-07
- Sabal Trail hydrostatic test pond at I-75 @ WWALS 2017-02-07
Sabal Trail north from I-75 to the Withlacoochee (south) River.
The Villages is about six miles northeast of where Sabal Trail crosses I-75 just north of FL-44.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!Continue reading
Mystery finally solved of where is the road over what creek does Lowndes County Georgia want to replace a bridge?
Item 6.b. Replacement of Beatty Creek Bridge on Williams Road, for yesterday morning’s Lowndes County Commission Work Session: where is this for the $634,800 low bid from Southern Concrete Construction of Albany, GA? There are two Williams Roads in Lowndes County and no Beaty Creek. In the north end of the county Cat Creek has a tributary Beatty Mill Creek, with a Williams Road running near it between Upper New Bethel Road and Beatty Mill Creek Road. But according to all the maps I can find, Williams Road does not cross Beatty Mill Creek.
So what exactly is it that the county wants to pay the low bidder $634,800 for? In the 8:30 AM Tuesday 25 April 2016 Work Session, Commissioner Mark Wisenbaker asked, “Where exactly is this?” Continue reading
Update 2016-03-31: Rescheduled for Ray’s Mill Pond, due to flood stage on the Withlacoochee River.
Back on the Withlacoochee River in Valdosta, by popular demand from last weekend’s outing! We’ll continue next weekend on the next leg down the Withlacoochee River on the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail.
When: 9AM Sunday April 3rd 2016
Put in: Continue reading
Chris Mericle took this picture today, 20 December 2015, of Swift Creek entering the Suwannee River, just east of I-75, in the Swift Creek Conservation Area, in Hamilton County, Florida, at 30.3460222, -82.8268667. -jsq
From: “John S. Quarterman”
Date: Sun, 07 Sep 2014 21:07:54 -0400
To: “Joyce E. Evans”, Richard Raines, Crawford Powell, Demarcus Marshall, Clay Griner
Subject: Resolutions other counties have passed against Spectra pipelines
Dear Lowndes County Commissioners,
With FERC’s recent instructions to Sabal Trail adding three more pipeline alternates that could go through Lowndes County, Lowndes has become even more of a key county regarding that pipeline. Please see the appended letter signed by many groups and individuals for resolutions and an ordinance that other counties have already passed.
John S. Quarterman, President, WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. Continue reading